20/20 2015 Investor Summit Report: What is Real Estate Investment Management Becoming?

Posted on August 21, 2015 in Viewpoints by Admin

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“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”

– André Gide

20150602-_L2A0487The real estate investment management industry stands at an interesting point in its history.

After a couple of decades’ success putting the aggregated capital of pension plans, endowments, family offices & sovereign wealth funds to work in commercial real estate investments, many of the assumptions that established this sector are evolving. The economy, capital, risks, tenants, technology, and process are moving in new and unfamiliar ways.

This may transform real estate investment management…but it is still difficult to clearly understand what we are about to become. As André Gide observed so eloquently, we will discover it—but only if we dare to sail away of our assumptions. Amidst this time of uncertainty, change, and commensurate anxiety, the 2015 NAREIM 20/20 Investor Summit engaged over fifty thought leaders from across real estate and investment management to engage in four discussions over the span of twenty-four hours. Whether considering the state of the market, risk, operations or new technology, each discussion was designed to provoke thought and introduce new ideas about where we are going and how best to lead the future of real estate investment management.

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